Thursday, 19 July 2007

What's new?

The new issue of Magma is out. There's this article online, by Roddy Lumsden, looking at new developments in poetry, which is well worth a read (as is Magma as a whole, generally). Nice to see that Happenstance and Rob Mackenzie both get a mention.
Also in the article is Luke Kennard, who has just been included among the nominations for the Forward Prize, in the Best Collection category, for his The Harbour Beyond The Movie. I like what I've heard of his utterly distinctive and often very funny poetry (I heard him read, briefly, in Devon last year), so that's another book I'll have to buy, I think. Good, too, to see Melanie Challenger, Joanna Boulter and Eleanor Rees in there as well.

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